Chicken Fingers – the food of gods.
Well, if they are into chicken fingers.
But they definitely have to be. I can see no other way for them.
These thin strips of lean chicken meat which are seasoned, breaded and then fried to pure crispy perfection are the best thing to prepare for that special someone that you want to see completely happy and satisfied.
Whether they are your kids or your man, they will love you forever …and beyond!
It’s been tested.
Here are the ingredients.
1. To make your own chicken fingers, first rinse the chicken breasts under cold running water and pat dry.
2. Working one at a time, place a chicken cutlet between two layers of plastic wrap (or wax paper).
3. With a meat pounder, pound the chicken pieces to flatten them to an even thickness.
Try to make them really thin.
4. Cut the meat into 1-inch wide strips and place the strips on a plate.
Don’t worry if your strips are not even in shape. Homemade food is not supposed to be perfect. And that’s what makes it perfect.
5. Sprinkle each strip with some salt.
6. Now set up your dredging stations: a plate with the flour that you’ve peppered and salted with about 1/2 tsp of salt, a plate with the lightly beaten eggs and a plate with the breadcrumbs.
7. Working one at a time, dredge the chicken strip first in the flour,…
8. …then in the egg mixture…
9. …and finally coat it with the crumbs.
I usually use two forks to press the crumbs on the chicken to adhere.
10. Pour the vegetable oil into a larger frying pan, place it over a medium heat and let it heat up.
11. Working in batches, lay the coated meat strips in the hot pan.
12. Fry for about 2-3 minutes a side.
Then remove from the pan and serve.
I served these yummy chicken fingers with cooked potatoes.
They can also be served with some fries, over a salad or in a bun.
And, to make the things a lot more interesting, add a little ketchup, or mayo or some honey mustard sauce even.
Enjoy, dear friends!
This is good!
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14 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken Fingers”
I can’t remember how I got to your blog a few days ago, but I am thankful I did. Your pictures are amazing, your recipes concise and easy to follow, and your projects adorable. Though I am not a big fan of chicken meat, this particular post makes me wanna go and fry chicken like there’s no tomorrow!
Thanks Jana! You’re sweet. Have a wonderful day! 🙂 Petra
You are an incredible cook petra
Our beautiful, Petra. I got so sad when I found out these were chicken! They looooooook sooo fabulouos and soooo good–and but then I am a pescatarios (no meat other than fish). Hey, maybe I can adapt it using fish right? That would be awesome! Thanks again Petra for this wonderful post! Muy GRACIAS!
Have a wonderful Friday!
…or whether they are for your woman, too, right? 😉 These chicken fingers look amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe and great photos, as usual.
Oh yes Memoria, you are correct, sorry for my mistake. 😉
Ohhhh boy…. so now I need to make some buns and make these delicious looking things into some Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches! Mmmm Looks awesome!
I made these last night, only I was lazy and left them as whole flattened breasts. Absolutely delicous! I added thin slices of marble cheese to the top of my son’s portion (to the cooked side allowing to melt) – he loved it!
Will make again. The previous poster’s suggestion of Buffalo chicken sandwishes sound great too.
Mmmm these look delicious (no more KFC for me)…
Hello! I’m watching you from behind the scene and I must tell I’m always delighted to see your recipes and especially your photos.
These chicken fingers (or schnitzels, as we call them) are our favorites and each time I make them I add a new ingredient. You should try them with some garlic powder, or chives or better yet with some Turkish spices. Oh my, indeed!
Hi Droopina! Thanks for the kind words and for the awesome ideas. I’ll definitely try the garlic powder next time… 🙂 Petra
I tried making this the other day. They turned out amazing! I devoured a whole plate by myself and was still hankering for more! Thanks for such an amazingly simple yet totally scrumptious recipe! 😀
PS: I added some paprika to the flour along with the salt and pepper to give it a little spicy kick and it was delicious! You should try it! 🙂
what type of breadcrumbs did you use?